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“Steve & LaJuana, My thoughts and prayers are of both of you and your family during this difficult time. May you find comfort in your memories. ...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Tammy Geary - LaGrange, KY

“Gayla, my heart and prayers go out to you and your family at such a difficult time. I am out of town for some weeks of training and I found out about...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Curtis McGehee

“Gayla so sorry to hear about Wayne. We were neighbors for a few years. I know this is a hard time for you. I lost my husband a few years ago. It will...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Rose Mary Henson-Stewart - IN

“Buddy so sorry for the loss of your dear brother I know it is gonna be hard but please know that god is with you and will help let me know if you...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Patty Mullen - owensboro, KY

“Wayne was my Father In Law. After the death of my Father, I looked to him as a Father, and he filled the void of my loss. I can't put into words all...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Steve Yonts - Belton, KY

“Wayne was a very good friend of my brother, Roland Hettinger, who died in 2006. I am Roland's sister, Mary Helen. Wayne use to spend a great deal...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Helen Hettinger Valdez - KY

“Labourer's Task Over Now the labourer's task is over; Now the battle day is past; Now upon the farther shore Lands the voyager at last. Father, in...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: David G Adler - Greenwood, IN

“Very sorry to read about Wayne's passing, partialy grew up with this family in the 50's as we were neighors. Will be praying for the family at this...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: hilbert mayes - shepherdsville, KY

“Gayla......so very sorry to hear about your husband. My prayers are with you and all of your families. May God bring you strength and comfort during...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Marilyn McElwain - Penrod, KY


Drakesboro- Wayne Bivens, age 69, of Drakesboro died Saturday, October 22, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Bivens was born March 1, 1942 to Herman and Bernice Bivens. He was a member of the Drakesboro Church of Christ. He worked 33 years as a UMWA coal miner, and was a UMWA organizer. He also was a member of the IBEW Local 1925. Wayne was a 1960 graduate of Drakesboro High School. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Basketball, fishing, gardening and his grandchildren brought much enjoyment to Palp.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Gayla Rager Bivens, three daughters, LaJuana (Steve) Yonts of Belton, Melody (Gary) Epley of Central City, and Laura (Pat) Franklin of Central City, one grandson Justin Epley of Drakesboro, two step-grandsons, Todd Franklin of Vincennes, IN, Greg Franklin of Starkville, MS, One step-granddaughter Kristy Arnold of South Carrollton, four step grandchildren, Paige and Taylor Farah of Central City, and Mattie and Mary Franklin of Vincennes, IN, one sister Gail (Joe) Gregory of Smyrna,TN, three brothers, Buddy (Sandy) Bivens of Owensboro, Johnny (Kim) Bivens of Bruceville,IN, Jeff (Brenda) Bivens of Drakesboro, two sister in laws Shirley Epley of Drakesboro and Sue (Buddy) Burch of Central City. He also had several nieces and nephews.

Services for Mr. Bivens will be held at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM officiated by Mr. Pat Franklin. Visitation will be Monday, October 24, 2011 from 5:00 to 8:00. Burial will be at Old Hebron Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com